HVAC Residential Market

My Two Cents: Crooked Contractors Make Me Sick

The HVAC Industry is Not Without Its Share of Bad Apples
December 16, 2013

Frequent readers of this column are aware that I am extremely concerned about the image of our industry. Having been involved for as many years as I have, I have seen that image change and improve very significantly over the years. 


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Troubleshooting, Preventing Motor Failure

Insight and Experiences with Small HVAC Motors
December 9, 2013

To minimize motor imperfections, contractors must stress the importance of a comprehensive inspection, properly identify and diagnose the root cause of the deficiency, and be able to explain the failure to customers in terms they’ll understand. 


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments Up Nearly 18 Percent in September

December 9, 2013

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.
 


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Top Tips for Upselling Furnaces

Contractors Share Their Strategies for Selling More Expensive Units
December 2, 2013

Well-trained comfort consultants should not only point out all the benefits that come with a properly installed, highly efficient furnace, but they should take the opportunity to build trust with the homeowners so they feel comfortable investing in a more expensive system.


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AHR Expo Survey:

HVACR Manufacturers Expect Growth in 2014

90 Percent of Respondents Believe Sales Will Increase in New Year
December 2, 2013

The results of the survey reflect a “significant improvement” over last year’s survey, which found 70 percent of participants expected the economy to be better in 2013 than 2012, while 3 percent predicted it would be worse. 


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Energy Star Recognizes Most Efficient Furnaces

Energy-Efficient Furnaces Benefit Both Homeowners and Contractors
December 2, 2013

Homeowners choosing to purchase these highly efficient furnaces will reap the benefits of lower energy bills, while contractors will appreciate the many features that make them easier to install and service. 


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Carrier Corp.: Condensing Gas Furnace

December 2, 2013

The Performance™ 92 59SP2A condensing gas furnace offers up to 92.1 percent AFUE. It is powered by an electronically commutated motor (ECM) multiple-speed blower motor for efficient operation all year long in heating, cooling, and continuous fan operation. 


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Oil Furnaces Require Special Care

Regular Maintenance Can Maximize Efficiency and Increase Longevity
December 2, 2013

Many homeowners recently fired up their oil furnaces for the first time this season. If they’ve invested in proper service and maintenance, chances are high that their equipment will keep them comfortably warm all winter long. 


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HVAC Residential Contractor: Dec. 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

The Hayter Group was named the winner of the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario’s Business Integrity award.


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Daikin Industries Expands in the US Market

Company to Manufacture Residential VRF Systems in US
November 25, 2013

Daikin Industries announced it is launching a residential brand in the U.S. and that the variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) systems will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time. 


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